Victor Rimac back in Huaraz after successfully having conquered Mount Everest

A fter an exhausting trip from Nepal, and a couple of days in Peru´s capital Lima for press meetings and sponsor commitments, Victor Rimac is back in his hometown Huaraz. On the 21st of last month, the 31-year-old from Huaraz wrote history becoming the youngest ever Peruvian to reach the highest point on earth. A feat that was completed without the use of supplemental oxygen. Rimac Trejo has now conquered four of world´s fourteen highest mountains including Dhaulagiri in 2014, Manaslu in 2015, and Cho-Oyu in 2016.

Prior to his press conference at Casa de Guías in Huaraz, the mountaineer spoke with our editor and said to be very happy with his latest achievement. Victor said that the expedition took exactly 37 days and that he skipped camp 1 going directly to the second camp. Weather is always an important factor, and he was informed three to four days in advance that the 19th, 20th and 21 would be the best days to reach the summit. Furthermore, he had to stay overnight in camp four because of bad weather. Everest was the hardest climb Victor had ever done and never had he felt so strenuous, so he said.

The climber from Huaraz said to have been between five and ten minutes maximum on top of the world before descending again. Victor was able to take exactly seven pictures at one o´clock in the afternoon local time. Additionally he was able to show the Peruvian flag, a picture that was posted on Facebook and shared many times by proud fellow Peruvians.

Victor thanked his direct family and Casa de Guías for their support and said to hope that Augusto Ortega also had enjoyed his feat, as it have been 25 years since Ortega became the very first ever Peruvian to summit Everest. This Thursday Victor will head towards mount Pisco near Huaraz to reconnect himself with the mountain spirits.

Click here to see the interview (in Spanish)

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